Average Bench: 59.3% (484th of 1265)

Based on 4,444 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 59.3% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4600M averaged 40.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 79.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 87.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4600M is 26%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4600M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 229Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 226Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,444 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.2 Memory 79.7 91.9
27 1-Core 87.6 106
69 2-Core 154 188
65.2% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
94.1 4-Core 227 272
60.5 8-Core 226 272
31% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
72.1 64-Core 229 275
15.4% 229 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 101
2-Core 146
72% 113 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 237
33% 239 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 177
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 272
37% 269 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 178
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 265
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 266
18% 266 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 104
2-Core 175
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 269
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 276
18% 276 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 189
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 274
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 85
2-Core 154
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 225
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 190
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 273
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 276
19% 276 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,639,791 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4600M Builds (Compare 1,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4600M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ4'13
Processor Numberi7-4600M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$346.00
Clock Speed2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP37 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express Configurations1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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3 months ago.

Slightly older now, but still a good balance between power consumption and performance in my Thinkpad T440p


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